• Welcome to Tumwater Hill Elementary, home of the Hawks!  

    I am so excited to be joining the team here at Tumwater Hill.  It is going to be a great adventure getting to know one another throughout the school year.  The Mission of the Tumwater School District is “Continuous Student Learning in a Caring, Engaging Environment”.  The team here at Tumwater Hill work diligently to meet this mission every day.  Our students’ best interest is our priority.  It is going to be a fun filled year of learning!

    This summer Tumwater Hill received funding for all day Kindergarten.  Our teachers are looking forward to having their students for the entire school day, thus giving the gift of time to cover all the learning that takes place in Kindergarten.  

    Our school is focused on creating a positive climate for students to attend.  Our PBIS (Positive Behavior Instructional Systems) help the students and staff keep three key words at the front of their thinking… Respectful, Responsible, & Safe!  Students can earn Hawkeye’s to be rewarded for demonstrating this focus throughout the school.  

    We know that every school day is important, filled with lots of information.  Please remember to schedule appointments outside of school hours as much as possible.  Late arrivals and early pick ups disrupt your students’ learning.  Every minute counts and we don’t want you to miss out!  Read to or with your student for at least 20 minutes a day to help reinforce those reading skills they have been learning in their classes.  

    All my best,

    Mandy Jessee

    Tumwater Hill Principal